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Phil Taylor Graphic Design

Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor is Course Leader for Graphic Design at the University of Brighton in the Faculty of Arts. He is also Senior Lecturer in screen-based digital media and Graphic Design and is currently Level 5 Graphic Design Year Coordinator. He is also the Digital Media Design Consortium Leader, consisting of a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) Top-up delivered at partner colleges of the University of Brighton across Sussex.

He completed a Fine Art Honours degree (Printmaking) in 1987 and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education from the London Institute in 1988. He was awarded an MA in Electronic Media from Oxford Brookes University in 1999. 

He has extensive experience of teaching within education across a range of levels. He taught art & design in secondary schools and graphic design, illustration, animation & photography in Further Education before being appointed as senior lecturer at the University of Brighton in 2002. In 1995 – 96 Taylor undertook a Fulbright Teacher Exchange with Montana State University, USA, teaching graphic design and digital media.

In addition to teaching practice, Taylor has also developed and managed art and design courses in both Further and Higher Education. He was course leader for Foundation Diploma (Graphics & Illustration) at City College Brighton & Hove (1993 – 2002), and led course development teams for Digital Media Design FdA & BA (Hons) Top-up courses at the University of Brighton (2006-07). He has regularly worked with other institutions, both as a lecturer and a consultant. He was a visiting lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Kingston University (2002-04) & BA (Hons) Media Production at Bournemouth University (2000-02).

Taylor has held consultancy and advisor positions on curriculum and course development including FdA Digital Design at Bath Spa University (2007), Graphic Communication at Hasting College of Arts & Technology (2007) and MDes Visual Communication at Derby University (2009).

Since graduating from his first degree, Taylor has combined his commitment to teaching with continued practice as a fine artist, exhibiting in the UK and internationally. He has also worked commercially, as an interactive web designer for various companies from 2001-Present, including Norwich Union, Voyages Jules Verne, Epic, Victoria Real, and Channel 4.